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Courses for International Education Professionals

International Education Professionals

Online training courses are suitable for those living overseas.

Our SpLD qualifications are suitable for a wide range of international education professionals including teachers, teaching assistants and other practitioners based in a classroom setting.

Please note:

  • Courses have different pre-entry requirements please see on the individual course pages
  • The CPD programme replaces the former Dyslexia Action Hornsby: Alpha to Omega course.

Who are the courses for?

Our range of short courses are appropriate for:

  • A wide range of professional teachers, practitioners and specialists
  • Qualified teachers at all key stages
  • Special educational needs teachers and coordinators (SENCOs)
  • Teaching and Learning Support assistants
  • Tutors and support staff in Further and Higher Education and other adult educational settings

CPD Short Courses: Dyslexia, Literacy and Numeracy Level 4 and 5 (online)

The Dyslexia Action Level 4 and 5 CPD Programme consists of independent short units. All our units are available as independent stand-alone courses. Units can also be built up over time to gain Awards (three CPD units) and then a Certificate (two awards/ six CPD units).  A list of all CPD Units and Awards can be found on this dedicated page here.

This flexible CPD programme offers the opportunity to choose from a range of study options:

  • Units – Enhance your skills in a particular area with just one Level 4 or 5 CPD Unit.
  • Awards – Combine three CPD Units to achieve an Award.
  • Certificates – Combine two Awards (six CPD Units) to achieve a Certificate.
  • Diploma – Study one of our CPD Pathway Certificates or The Level 5 Award in Focal Points for Literacy alongside The Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy to achieve The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DADIP61).

Level 4 Certificate in Supporting International Learners with Dyslexia

Participants working overseas/interested in completing our international pathway can work to gain:

The Online Level 4 Certificate in Supporting International Learners with Dyslexia (DACRT67)

Bookings options for DACRT67

Option 1- Complete 2 Awards Courses 

Awards contain three-set CPD Units to achieve Certificate 67. This will involve 20-30 hours of study per unit over a seven-week period. 

Each Award costs £855 + VAT.

By booking an Award you will save a total of £30 as opposed to booking the units individually. 

Available Awards

Option 2- Complete 6 Individual CPD Units 

Study 6 CPD Units to achieve Certificate 67.

Single CPD Unit Cost – £295 + VAT

Available CPD Units 

Please note: *DACPD84 or DACD85 can be swapped with Developing Numeracy Skills in Learners with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia (DACPD99)

Our Level 4 and 5 CPD programme is approved by The CPD Standards Office and you receive a certificate from Dyslexia Action upon completion.

The Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy-DADIP61


The Level SpLD Teacher/Practitioner Level 5 Diploma is a unique online training qualification that is flexible and is undertaken part-time and enables you to become a specialist SpLD teacher (with QTS/PGCE) or practitioner (those without QTS/PGCE) across all age ranges. Participants will gain access to the unique resources of the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) a tailored specialist teaching programme.

The Level 5 Diploma pathway route is made up of:

  • The Certificate in Supporting International Learners with Dyslexia (DACRT67)
  • The Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60)

Total Fees for the CPD Pathway Route

  • Award Route (if you book 2 Awards) + The Teaching Certificate = £3,580 + VAT
  • Unit Route (if you book 6 individual CPD Units) + The Teaching Certificate = £3,640 + VAT

If you are a graduate you may be interested in our fast track Level 5 Diploma as a quicker alternative route. Read More

Level 7 (Postgraduate) Qualifications SpLD Teacher/Practitioner/Assessor

Postgraduate Certificate – Specialist Teaching for Literacy-Related Difficulties

Qualification overview 

In order to achieve this qualification, you will have to complete the following modules:

  • DAPP21-01 Literacy Acquisition – Underpinning Theory (30 credits)
  • DAPP21-02 Specialist Literacy Teaching – Linking Theory to Practice (30 credits)

Click here for further information and a programme brochure.


Postgraduate Diploma – Specialist Assessment and Teaching for Literacy-Related Difficulties

Qualification overview 

In order to achieve this qualification, you will have to complete the following modules:

  • DAPP21-01 Literacy Acquisition – Underpinning Theory (30 credits)
  • DAPP21-02 Specialist Literacy Teaching – Linking Theory to Practice (30 credits)
  • DAPP21-03 Psychometric Assessment of Literacy-Related Difficulties (30 credits)
  • DAPP21-04 Psychometric Assessment of Cognitive Processing (30 credits)

Click here for further information and a programme brochure.


MEd Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy Routes One and Two

To gain the full MEd Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy, you must complete 180 credits at level 7 (masters level). There are two routes available, please click here for further information.

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SEMH CPD Course - The Emotionally Connected Classroom

Special offer10% discount for those applying for The Emotionally Connected Classroom Level 5 online course for our March cohort! Apply here and use code 10OFFSEMH.

The Emotionally Connected Classroom course may be useful if SEMH is an area of interest for you or if you are looking to complement your knowledge in SEND. Additionally, this level 5 course is suitable for your colleagues who are working in teaching support roles, as well as teachers, SENCOs and other SEND professionals.

This Level 5 online course introduces how relationships and connections can be developed in a classroom environment to help support pupils with SEMH needs. By studying this short 7-week CPD course, you will be able to understand how emotions can be influenced by the thinking brain and the consequences learning can have in the classroom.


Our Level 5 SEMH programme is approved by The CPD Standards Office and you receive a certificate from Dyslexia Action upon completion.

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Courses for Qualified SpLD Professionals

Our Specialist CPD Programme is designed for those who are already qualified SpLD teachers/practitioners and assessors and will help you to stay at the forefront of all information in the field and have access to the latest resources.

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Accolades

Established in 1972 and celebrating our 50th year, Dyslexia Action Training has been supporting online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for international schools as well as UK-based educators. We love hearing how our courses and qualifications make a difference in the lives of education professionals working with individuals with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties.

However, it is also amazing for us to receive accolades in various established industry awards, as it gives us great confidence that what we offer is valued by acclaimed leaders and experts in the education section as well.

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